Posted: Jul 21, 2014 Expiration: Jul 28, 2014

Weekend service adjustments July 25-27 for rebuilding

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of July 25-27 with service adjustments on the Red Line only beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Silver Line service begins Saturday, July 26 at noon. Orange, Silver, Blue, Green and Yellow line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont with additional trains between Grosvenor and NoMa-Gallaudet during daytime hours.

Metro is investing $5.5 billion to install new rail, ties, platforms, escalators, signals, lighting, communication systems, and more. It represents the largest capital investment -- and work effort -- since the system's original construction in the early 1970s.

Red Line  Red Line 
Trains every 10-20 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 20 minutes
  • Between Grosvenor & NoMa-Gallaudet: every 10 minutes Saturday & Sunday from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Rail tie and insulator renewal between Shady Grove and Twinbrook.

Travel Tips

  • Metrobus service may provide an alternate travel option for some riders. To check, plan your trip using Trip Planner and select the "bus only" option.
  • Customers traveling between Fort Totten and downtown DC should consider the Green Line for a faster trip.
  • Before traveling, consult the trip planner at to check the special schedule and reduce your wait time. (Trip Planner is updated to reflect weekend rebuilding schedules on Fridays; please check on Friday afternoon or later.) You will experience the additional wait time on the platform. Once your train departs the station, it is not expected to encounter additional delays en route.

Orange Line Orange Line 
Regular weekend service

   Blue Line
Regular weekend service

Silver Line
Opens Saturday, July 26 at noon with regular weekend service

Yellow Line
Regular weekend service between Huntington and Fort Totten

Green Line
Regular weekend service

For more information

For schedules, real-time train arrivals and station information, visit Metro riders can access Metro's new mobile website by entering into their smartphone browser. For assistance by phone, call Metro customer information at (202) 637-7000 [TTY 202-638-3780].

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